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Nov 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
is flowing just outside the new bore and you can see it's flowing smoothly. kpix 5 tells us most drivers like what they see. >> reporter: with two brand-new lanes through the tunnel, there's a lot more room on the road. lunchtime saturday not a single bottleneck. smooth sailing for regular tunnel goers. officials aren't too shy patting themselves on the back either. 160,000 drivers every day can now expect a quicker ride through the mountain. plus, the 417 million dollar project is done early and under budget. >> great accomplishment to come millions of dollars under budget. >> state of california and i'm proud to say the federal government, too, working together to gets a great project done. >> but not everyone is overly impressed. some say we've lowered our expectation with these massive projects. >> i think we've seen so many fiascos with respect to these public infrastructure projects we're shocked when it's done on time and at cost. >> reporter: according to caltrans, the largest chunk of money to build this bore is federal dollars from the american recovery and reinvestment act, along w
Nov 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
the boy remains in the medically induced coma. but the sergeant told us he is expected to survive. back to you. >>> president barack obama landed in seattle about an hour ago for a series of fundraisers on the west coast. had he is helping democrats raise money. the president is supposed to stop at two events in seattle and after seattle he is said to come to san francisco tomorrow morning. president scheduled a speech in chinatown. mark kelly reports people were lining up today to grab a ticket. >> a steady stream of supporters line up 24 hours early for a chance to hear president barack obama speak. the president's bay area public appearance is that the recreation center in chinatown on monday. the president will use this neighborhood of immigrants as a backdrop for his renewed push on immigration reform. josh wolf says the chinaa town location is perfect. >> hour country is built on immigrants. and, and everyone has an immigrant story. >> it is a great story but it is sending one clear message. the two-term president is losing his political capitol. take the price to wine and dine at
Nov 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
are still working on it. >>> u.s. marines are in the philippines to help out. the philippine government asked for the government's help. it is believed 10,000 people died in the storm. it would make it the headilyiest disaster in the philippines. we look at the stunning devastation left in haiyan's wake. >> it was not until today that the scale of devastation became clear that thousands were killed. it will be days before the full exat extent of the damage can be assessed. haiyan hit on friday and quickly barreled across the central islands. winds and 20 foot waves washed away homes and schools. survivors waited for high water to get to safety -- waded through high water to get through safety. the realization many of their loved ones did not make it out. [crying] >> reporter: the small amount of aid that was available today was in demand. the red cross says looters are raiding their trucks as well as grocery stores and gas stations. there are many areas cut off by flooding and landslides. people living outside of the region don't know when they will get word of their family's fate. >>
Nov 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
of us out here less on unemployment. >> the transformation of these abandoned buildings that will bring thousands of jobs and new commerce to the bay area. >>> airport workers thought it was a toy. it is real. the story of an alligator hanging out at chicago o'hare airport. >>> the temperatures are going to go back up. we will take a bird's-eye view of the evening sky in san jose. stay with us. i will have the complete forecast as the news continues right here on kpix5 the great american novel. so you can happily let life get in the way, while planning for tomorrow. so you can finish the great american novel banking for the life you have investing for the life you want chase. so you can eventually bustle with busi. the "oakland global project" wi freeway... bet >>> an area of oakland's waterfront sits abandoned right now. it will bustle with business. the oakland global project will sit west of the freeway between grand avenue and 7th street. on the project that is expected to bring thous understoods of jobs to the area. >> this former bank will be the site of the biggest construction p
Nov 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
caused extensive damage and killed at least one person. it was one of 70 tornadoes today. wendy shows us the damage. >>> tornado leveled an entire neighborhood in washington, illinois. residents went through the pile of splintered woods, used to be homes looking for victims. there's reports that as many as 300 houses are gone. >> there is not right. i said, it's not thunder and it kept coming. kept getting louder. >> amateur video capture add giant funnel cloud barreling down in el paso illinois. >> this thing is huge. it's coming fast. >> emergency management officials say one twister was moving at 6 o miles an hour. >> we started in the hallway, where there's no windows and hild each other. >> the national weather service confirmed one tornado hit east peoria and tvs shut down in other communities like central illinois and indian nach the bears ravens game was interrupted during the torrential downpour. fans were told to evacuate seating areas and players cleared the field. forecasters have been watching the massive storm system for several days. they say residents in other states coul
Nov 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
kelly reports they need to use this incident as a teaching moment. >> reporter: this san jose silicon valley n aacp says the racial harassment that reportedly happened in these dorms is a felony. not a misdemeanor. asking the santa clara d. a. to increase the charges. currently freshmen colin warren, joseph bum garner, and logan beachler and one minor are suspended from school and facing a series of alleged hate crime against the victim, an african-american freshman. >> i know those things do still happen today. but it's definitely disheartening. >> and there hasn't been much outreach at all by any ras and i feel like they can be doing a better job. >> reporter: allegations include racial slurs like calling the victim three fifths a slavery era racial slur. even putting a bike lock around the victim's neck. this incident is just the most recent trouble to hit campus. school administration has been under fire after an online education project faced a rocky start. reports faculty morale is low and word at one point spring classes could face cuts. >> budget cuts, classes, list goes on. >
Nov 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to carry weapons. and from what the tsa administrator told us today, that does not appear to be a policy that they are about to change anytime soon. >> teri okita in los angeles, thank you. >>> more than 1500 flights have been affected by the shooting at l.a.x. we checked sfo's website this afternoon. and there were no significant delays as far as departures go. most of the flights coming out of los angeles are running on time but we did find some lengthy delays for virgin america which also canceled a flight this morning to san jose. southwest canceled one flight to oakland this afternoon. >>> late last night, bart's largest union voted to accept a contract that gives them a raise and improved working conditions. the agreement comes after months of negotiations and two crippling strikes. don knapp is at the daly city bart station with details. >> reporter: you may recall during the negotiations when bart introduced the last-minute push for work rule changes, talks stopped. now we have learned that bart got those work rule changes it wanted and the unions got safety rules they wanted. >>
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